Agni

       The supreme deity declared in Hindu scriptures. He is the personification of Cosmic Fire and attributed the powers of all the other gods in the Hindu pantheon. Agni is symbolized by a young ram carrying a banner inscribed with a swastika. The same Lamb is described in Revelation, used by the Roman Catholic Church to represent Christ as the Lamb of God, Agnus Dei. The Church substitutes an equal armed cross for the swastika. The Universal Fire of alchemists is the same as Agni of Hinduism. Agni is represented by TEJAS TATTVA (see same). Both disciplines use an upright, equilateral triangle as the symbol. Frequently in alchemical literature, terra, Latin for Earth, suggests the alchemist's own body. From the Latin Cabala Simplex terra contains number 56, which number equals Agnus. Agni was seen in the vision recorded in Rev.14:1 by St. John: "And I looked, and behold, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion..." (see ZION). The vision inward, the ‘interior of the Earth,’ is the vision of the Lamb of God, the Christ. This is also the Glory mentioned repeatedly in the New Testament. The Latin, gloria, sums to 56. Hebrew for 'lamb' is כר, kar, which adds to 220. In Latin these same initials transcribe to CR, the initials of the alleged lead brother in the Rosicrucian Manifestos. A phrase, מוסד מוסד, musawd musawd, in Isaiah 28:16 translates as ‘sure foundation’ and sums to 220, as does בחיר, bechir, 'chosen or elect'. They are the ones who attain the Christ-Conscious Foundation through Grace.

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